FASTIDIOUS, or capricious appetite is a very common consequence of the irritable state of the stomach, arising from pregnancy; and where the food, which is desired, is not of a very injurious quality, it is advisable, in almost all instances, to let it be taken, otherwise the cravings will fre- quently go on to such an extent as to render the patient very uncomfortable. They may appear to a superficial observer to arise from unnecessary attention being paid to trivial sensations, but those who have suffered from such longings, well know how uncontrollable they are.

There is a prevailing opinion in these cases, that if the appetite be not indulged, the child will be in danger of having some mark upon the skin resembling the food which had been with held. It is scarcely necessary to state that, in proof of this theory, no good evidence can be adduced.


Homoeopathy today is a rapidly growing system and is being practiced all over the world. It strength lies in its evident effectiveness as it takes a holistic approach towards the sick individual through promotion of inner balance at mental, emotional, spiritual and physical levels. When is concerned there are many effective medicines available in Homoeopathy, but the selection depends upon the individuality of the patient, considering mental and physical symptoms

Few homoeopathic medicine can be thought of in the treatment of capricious appetite are:

Bryonia. China, cina, hepar sulph., ipecac, theridion, etc.